One of the best nights in Cannes is to be found at Charly’s, a cellar bar and late night club. Once a pen in which local farmers kept their sheep, this sophisticated (but great fun) bar is a favourite Cannes institution with DJs playing classic tunes. If you’re after live music and good fun, then Sun 7 is another Cannes institution, where a young crowd pack into this small venue for cocktails, shots, theme nights and DJs.
If you enjoy the excitement of playing blackjack at a Riviera casino, then dress up and enjoy the occasion at one of the three casinos- try the very chic Casino Palm Beach- it has a terrace looking out over the Med and a beach club in summer. If you want to stay closer to town, head to the famous Palais de Festivals building where Casino Barrière offers gaming with a spectacular view over the port.
For more celebrity spotting head to Balinese-inspired nightclub Baoli, where you can dance under the stars to big name DJs or lounge about on plush lounge beds and watch the beautiful people. It’s free entry but you need to look the part to get in- and do remember your wallet; the prices here are not for the faint hearted. This is a hugely memorable experience just dripping in Riviera glamour.
Another club of note is the super-club The Gotha Club, where 2,500 clubbers congregate each night during summer and the film festival.
Meanwhile, if you’re after the gay nightclub scene, then Le Night is for you-It’s gay, it’s straight, it’s theme nights…it’s incredibly popular. This is a place where crazy things happen and lots of people take off their shirts. Great fun for the open-minded.